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The Open Source Philosophy

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raccoonfink.com: There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Open Source Definition, and the use (and abuse) of the term "Open Source." One of the things that has been missing from this discussion is a higher-level overview of where the friction between "open source" and so-called "fauxpen source" comes from: intent.

FSF launches new free software activist internship program

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced a new internship program for free software activists, inviting students to apply for its first round of openings by Monday, May 25th.

Opting in for better open source support

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tectonic.co.za: As the Internet becomes more vast open source communities need to be not only educating potential users on the benefits of open source software but also encouraging them to become part of the community.

FOSS: Project Busking, Funding Software Development

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doctormo.wordpress: What is disappointing to me about the current situation is that I do not believe there is a single company of note which makes software development with FOSS licenses it’s business.

The Open-Source Market - Limitless and Forever expanding?

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thinkmoult.com: In this post, I have decided to go a bit back into basics, take a broader look at things, and actually consider the nature of open-source compared to other models.

Tech Evangelists and open source

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blogs.techrepublic.com: What I thought I wanted to do was take a look at how tech evangelism really effects the IT industry - especially open source. We have all been evangelists at one point or another, but for some of us, especially in the open source world, being an evangelist is looked upon poorly.

Microsoft and Linux trade patent words in Europe

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theregister.co.uk: Microsoft has teamed with General Electric to petition European regulators on a fundamental principle that will continue to drive a wedge between the company and open source supporters.

Taking FOSS to the Next Level

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linuxtoday.com: Form follows function. First make it work, make it efficient and reliable, and then make it pretty. If you make prettiness the priority, then the whole work becomes irreparably flawed.

Security in Open Source Projects: Lessons From Mozilla and Drupal

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ostatic.com/blog: Over the past few years, implementing security properly has become a big issue for software applications of all stripes, including open source applications and platforms.

GPL: why Eric Raymond is wrong

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itwire.com: Eleven years ago the Debian free software guidelines were drafted as part of the project's social contract. A year later, they proposed the same guidelines as the Open Source Definition. The confusion arose because people could not comprehend how something which was described as free could be sold.

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